Snippets From Random Acts

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As with last week’s column, Fiction is my Mistress, I’m again sharing snippets from short stories I’ve written in the past and am continuing to write as you read today’s column.

 

This week I’m sharing snippets from my short story collection:
Random Acts: Stories of Redemption


This snippet is from my story called Katie’s Castle:
His mouth dropped open.  “You don’t know,” he said.  “Didn’t Mommy ever tell you?”

“Tell me what?”  Though now she had a thread she needed to hear the whole story in order to complete the yarn.

“I understand why she wouldn’t burden you when you were young, but…”  He paused here and sighed “…well I guess it was easier to bury the truth after so long.  I couldn’t live with my actions, so early one morning before your mom was awake, I remember it as two-fifteen exactly.  You were away for the week visiting a friend, and I went downstairs and walked into the garage. I started the car. I never woke up.”

“But, wait a minute,” she said, now scratching her head.  “Mommy said you’d been in a car accident.” Now she frowned.

He nodded.  “Well, that sort of makes sense.  There’s a grain of truth in the story and I guess it was enough to satisfy her.  I’m sorry, Katie. I wouldn’t have said anything. I thought she would have told you by now.”  He grew quiet again and after another few minutes, Tom could no longer deal with the silence that hung between them.  “I’ve accepted my fate, Katie. I only came back here now because I see how much you’re still hurting. It really is unhealthy to carry all that anger around with you.  It’s amazing what death can do for you. You’re able to see things much clearer. I can see right into your soul, Kate. It’s dark in there and it shouldn’t be. You’re still young.  There’s so much for you to be happy about. Stan loves you but he knows you won’t let him in because of me.”

She was shaking her head now, and she almost laughed out loud.  “Stanley Weller?” she said now looking away. “C’mon.”

“Hell, he’d probably kill me if I wasn’t dead.  But you need to know this and God knows he wouldn’t tell you.  Think about it, Kate. Why do you think he bought you that gallery?”

 

Two snippets from Random Acts:

1. Frank took a seat in the den, admiring the decor, wishing he could afford even half the things this lady seemed capable of acquiring.

“So,” she said, walking to the bathroom, “how was work?  Did you miss me?”

Frank didn’t smile.  “That’s an odd thing to say.  You seem to have so many men coming and going I didn’t think you would notice when I’m gone.”

She peered out and said, “Hey, that’s not fair!  We never talked about an exclusive relationship.”  In her heart, that’s what she wanted though. But could she trust him?  In every 

other circumstance, she’d been hurt.  She swore it would never happen again, but there was a lot to lose by making a commitment to one man.  “I’ll be right out.

 

2.  “C’mon, Ellen.  You were gonna say something before.  We came here tonight because you wanted to talk.”

“Oh.”  She paused.  This was it. Would she tell him now and lose him?  She tried to think. There was an awkward moment when neither of them spoke.  But she finally said, “My family? You want to know about them?”

He nodded.  “It’s a start.”

“My parents were killed when I was just five, Frank.  I went to live with an aunt shortly after. When I turned twenty_one I left.  You see,” she said, “my parents left me a very large estate. I couldn’t take advantage of it until I turned twenty one.”

“Oh my, God,” he said, running his fingers through his hair.  

“It was a long time ago.  It doesn’t bother me telling you.  In fact, it’s nice to know that someone cares.  So I don’t really need to work as a cocktail waitress, but if I didn’t have this job at the nightclub, well I’d just die.”

And one from Ceremonies:
He was pouring his coffee when the phone rang.  Walter picked up the receiver and heard Mike Farlowe, the Scout master.  The mug crashed to the floor, sending shards of plaster around the kitchen upon hearing the scout master’s plea.

“Did you hear me, Walter?”  Mike was saying. “We know. Maybe you’d like you to come downtown, get this thing straightened out.”

Walter knew the day was coming.  Some nights he’d go to bed praying it would come the next morning, but now that it had finally arrived, he rebelled against it, choosing to ignore the Scout master’s plea.  He stood in the middle of his kitchen, the broken mug lying on the floor a symbol of what would surely happen to his life if he went downtown. He spun around and placed the phone back in its cradle and continued fixing his breakfast.

A moment later, the phone rang again.  Walter picked it up and said, “Hello?”
“Walter!”  the shrill echo said.  “All we want is to talk.”
“Fine,” he said.  “We can talk here.”
“You’re not making this easy, Walter.”

 

For those interested in reading the entire collection, the book is available on Amazon:
Random Acts: Stories of Redemption

 

Next week, more from my NEW collection I’m currently writing.

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

 

 

Stop Looking

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Are you single?  Do you want to find a long term relationship?  I have one piece of advice:
Stop looking! 

 

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Pixabay
What?  You may be asking.  How will I find anyone if I don’t look.  I’m sure you’ve heard it before that it’s only when you stop looking that what you want will appear.  In my previous column:
At First Sight each of the people I wrote about showed up in my life when I wasn’t looking.  I can also affirm that all the times I have actively looked for a relationship, nothing has come of it.  That’s a lesson I continually have to be reminded of. As I’ve written here previously:
–I often wonder if I incarnated during the wrong time period this time.
–I often wonder if the person in my soul group who I’m matched with decided or if I decided in this incarnation to live separately.
–I often wonder if we decided to be friends only during our time in this incarnation

 

Because you do understand if you adhere to this philosophy that we choose the life we live BEFORE we incarnate.  Everyone in our soul group will always be with us but sometimes we choose not to be romantically linked. I believe those in our group are the only ones we can, would and will be romantically linked with and since souls are light and energy there is no male or female.  We choose that when we incarnate as well. I completely understand that I may lose some of you here with this esoteric worldview and that’s alright.  I certainly don’t expect everyone to accept everything I believe.  These pieces of my worldview have been sewn into my fabric over many years, through various resources.  

 

Dr Michael Newton’s Journey of Souls has played an instrumental role in developing my concepts of soul groups and choosing our lives.  Those in our soul group show up when we need them and just because you haven’t found your one romantic partner, (in this worldview) doesn’t mean you didn’t.  It could be your best friend of the opposite sex is the partner you’ve always been matched with and as I said earlier in this column, perhaps one or both of you decided to be FRIENDS during this your most recent incarnations.  I believe that COULD be the case for many of us. As I’m writing this, I feel better knowing it could be a valid explanation.  

 

It’s only when I forget, that I find myself becoming distressed.  However, it makes sense that some of us continue to search for that partner and have been unsuccessful.  Because we already have the person in our lives that we are linked to.

 

At First Sight should provide evidence enough for those who understand the esoteric philosophy of soul groups and choosing each life we will lead before we incarnate.  We only have to put these words into action and when we find ourselves slipping, circling the emotional drain, pitying ourselves because we haven’t found that ONE person yet.  Remember:
The people in our soul group will show up when we need them and not before.  Perhaps we haven’t found them yet because we don’t truly need them yet or perhaps as in the movie:
Made in Heaven we set a limited amount of time to find them.  Whatever the reason, they are already in our lives and we are only friends during this lifetime, or we haven’t found them yet.  There’s another possibility and one I’ve toyed with myself. I actually included it in my own book:
Taking Off A Coat: Ruminations on the Infinite Soul 

Sometimes I wonder if karma is playing a role in my own circumstances:
Maybe I was a philanderer, and the fact that I have so many women who are my friends is because women see me as a non threat in this lifetime. The karmic aspect being that I can’t find that long term relationship because I’m paying my debt in this lifetime for a previous lifetime’s philandering.

 

I know.  I know. Sometimes as with my belief in reincarnation and karma many of you may see me going off The Deep End.  But this is who I am now.  This is my worldview. Accept me or not.  We all have beliefs that run counter to others.  It’s what makes us human. I wouldn’t want it any other way.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

At First Sight

How many times in your life have you run across someone and knew instantly that you’d be lifelong friends?

 

At first sight usually connotes Love.  In this instance, I’m using the phrase to reflect meeting someone and knowing immediately that you’d be lifelong friends.  Has it ever happened to you?  

Image from:
Pixabay (Words, my own.)

It has with me:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happened in September 1989.  Still can’t believe it will be thirty years
Happened in January 1992 (The night of the first gulf war.)
Happened in 1993-1994 (Don’t recall the EXACT time.)
Happened in July 2008

 

In all four cases, I KNEW on a gut level.  I’m going off The Deep End again, going esoteric, ethereal.  In both cases, I’m convinced these people are in my soul group.  The concept for soul groups came from a book called Journey of SoulsIt’s the first time I came across the idea, and I was able to sew into the fabric of my worldview seamlessly.  If you read the soul group link you’ll get a feel for what it means to me. 

 

My radar is pretty much spot on.  I can typically tell within a few minutes of meeting someone for the first time whether we’ll be friends, acquaintances or whether we’ll ever see each other again.  The lifelong friends thing though? That’s only happened a few times. But each time, I KNEW immediately.

–Thirty years ago I was in a classroom.
–1992 I waited in RJ Julia’s downstairs.
–1993-1994 I sat in a coffee shop (The Land of Misfit Toys)  That’s a little inside joke.
–July 2008 I was taking pictures of the Madison Connecticut 4th of July Parade.

 

Four separate cases each connected by a knowledge deep in my soul that these people would be instrumental in my life.  In all these instances these people still are vastly important to my well-being.

 

These four or five people have been the most important friends I’ve made and from the MOMENT I saw them I KNEW we’d be friends.  I’m fortunate to call these people my friends. They know who they are without my calling out their names.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Health Products

I returned to Saint Raphael’s Hospital on Monday, February 25 after being in distress over the weekend.  I discovered something new about myself, that I have a narrow trachea, which makes it challenging to breathe in and breathe out.  Having a narrow trachea is also challenging to cough up anything. I have two new products now to use to help this situation:

  1. An Acapella Pep Therapy System Green

 

This little green bottle is amazing for someone with breathing issues and congestion in the lungs and chest that simply won’t move.  It works by blowing into the mouthpiece then vibrating deep into your chest and lungs, moving mucus and breaking it up. By breaking up the large chunks into smaller pieces, it makes it easier to move through a narrow pipe like my trachea.

 

 

 

 

 

2. A Salter Aire Plus 8350 Nebulizer

 

While in the hospital for the second time in the first three  months of 2019, I was given nebulizer (neb) treatments. Using my Pep therapy system along with the neb treatments has helped immensely.  The large pieces of mucus is now breaking up and moving out of my lungs and I’ve stopped my continuous coughing.

For those who have asthma/COPD and or other breathing challenges, these two products may just be the gift you didn’t know you needed.  If you can’t afford both, and you had to choose one or the other, I’d say the Acapella Pep Therapy System.

 

 

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Mattress Genie Bed Wedge

Last week was the last DIRECT column related to my NDE.  The next two columns, while  related are not directly tied to my NDE.  They are related to my health and staying well after leaving the hospital.

 

A raised mattress may just be the fix one needs for health reasons.
A hospital bed? 
A brand new adjustable bed?

Maybe not.

 

After spending eleven days in the hospital in the month of February in a hospital bed, I realized upon leaving I could no longer sleep lying prone.  The initial thought was a temporary fix of renting a hospital bed. But the challenge with that was where to put it. The next thought became buying an adjustable bed.  Both options would require chunk of change. My sister in law recommended a far less expensive choice:
Mattress Genie Bed Wedge, Queen

 

The blue pillow under my boxspring with the white plug and white cord IS THE Mattress Genie:

 

Mattress Genie has sizes for all beds and since I have a queen size mattress I have that size.  The Genie raises the mattress up high enough, almost to the same degree as a hospital bed. Because my breathing is so challenging with my scoliosis that presses into my chest, having this wedge that raises my head is a Godsend.

 

Sleeping has always been important to me.  I’ve never really been one not to sleep well. Now that I have this bed wedge I have no worry about waking up and not being able to catch my breath.  That last Tuesday in January when I woke up lying prone and losing my oxygen level is the last time I slept lying flat.

 

Having a raised mattress helps with more than just breathing.  It can prevent snoring and help with acid reflux as well. So happy that I have this now and I THINK it has become my permanent fix.  Should anyone have breathing issues or any of the other issues above, having raised mattress is something you should consider.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

Relationships Are Eternal

Relationships are forever. They are eternal. Not just permanent in this lifetime. Once you establish a relationship, it is an eternal relationship….

 


Abraham-Hicks
March 6, 2019

 

Here’s a caveat to today’s column and EVERY column:
When you see blue underlined text, it is usually referencing back to previous columns at Wisdom and Life.  If you want a refresher, feel free to click on the blue underlined text. It will bring you to the previous columns.  Sometimes, the text/links will bring you outside my blog.

 

My recent NDE re-convinced me of many things.  One, as Carly Simon sings is Life is Eternal, is that nothing ever ends.  That includes relationships we’ve made, friendships that have developed over time, friendships that have altered our lives.  Regardless of whether we are no longer here physically, those relationships still exist. Those souls who have passed onto the ethereal still exist.  We will always be together.

 

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Pixabay

If you haven’t read Richard Matheson’s What Dreams May Come, I implore to get this book and after you read it, then tell me you don’t see the validity in the fact that relationships don’t end with someone passing into the ethereal.  I understand this book is presented as fiction, however, when you read it, you will clearly see the fact in it. Matheson even included an extensive bibliography to show how much research he put into the manuscript.  This book should be read by ALL humanity. I believe it is that important. It helped change my views on life and it may just do the same for you. Relationships don’t end when one passes.

 

Even though my NDE didn’t show me specifically that relationships, friends, genetic friends or family move beyond the ethereal together, just having the NDE has proven to me that we, as humanity move beyond, that we are simply, (as I’ve said multiple times) shells that our souls, our essence is who we TRULY are.  That our bodies are just a mode of transportation in this physical world.

 

Relationships don’t end with the passing of one.  Physically, yes; it MAY feel like the end. But all your important friendships and familial connections continue in the ethereal world.  Your soul group is who you are.  Why would God put someone in your life who BECAME your life, only to take them away from you?  I don’t believe it. That would be vindictive. And I don’t believe God is vindictive. God is love.  Love is God. They are one in the same.

 

Just as life is eternal, relationships are eternal.  Your best friend, may have been your lover in a past life.  Your lover may have been your brother in a past life. Sex is indeterminate in souls.  A male in a past life may be a female in a current life. It’s the soul that attracts, not the shell, not the body.

 

Remember!  NOTHING is lost.  Relationships once forged will be with us ALWAYS.  Love will be with us ALWAYS. Nothing ends. It’s a continuing cycle of renewal.  God is ALWAYS green

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

What I Learned

Bear with me while I continue exploring my recent Near Death Experience. (NDE) This was a life changing event and something I will carry with me for the duration of this my latest incarnation.  Today, I want to discuss what I learned from my NDE. This column arises the same way last week’s did:
From a question someone asked me:
Did you get any insights into the purpose of humanity during your episode?

 

Image from:

Pixabay

 

I’m going to move around the periphery of that question and hopefully be able to satisfy the person who asked.

 

 

 

 

I wasn’t in the waiting room long enough to gain any insight into the  purpose for ALL humanity. I can only discuss my own personal experience:

Nothing other than when we pass, we don’t disappear into a permanent void.

Our consciousness remains. Our bodies may deteriorate but our “essence” lives on, just like when a hermit crab moves from one shell to another, our souls move from one “shell” to another when our bodies can no longer sustain us.

Love and positive energy is everywhere in that other place.

 

As a way of TRYING to tie this into the initial question about the purpose of humanity in general, l can only say that no one should fear being dead. Because death doesn’t exist. My own NDE has proven that to me.

 

Actually experiencing an NDE myself has given me more peace. I’ve ALWAYS had faith that there was something beyond, but being in that place, feeling it with every fiber of my being is completely different.  Being there and returning proved to me beyond doubt that we do survive our mortal shells. So that’s what I would say is the BROAD insight I took away from my NDE; that we shouldn’t fear we go once we shed our shells. For as I’m so fond of saying:

We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

 

Kind of ironic that I went through this myself after having Taking Off A Coat, a book published in November on this very topic.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Flatlined to a Waiting Room

So.  I’m a week late with returning from my holiday hiatus.
As you read today’s column, it will become clear why I missed last Monday.

 

Kind of a long column today.  As I wrote this over the past four or five days, I realized how important it was to get everything down and the more I wrote, the more I had to say.  You will NOT be disappointed.

 

I’ve been in the hospital for over a week now having been brought by ambulance on Tuesday, January 29 in severe respiratory distress. (Finally discharged on Friday, February 8 after eleven days.  The longest I’d been in the hospital since childhood.)  My oxygen was down to 60. I recovered on the way to Yale enough that I could breathe easier.  When emergency personal arrived, they said I was grey from lack of oxygen.  I was suffocating.

 

 

Image from:
Pixabay

 

 

 

I started to get sick two days prior to Tuesday and went to my doctor on Monday to get some medicine. I decided not to go home by myself and stayed with my family. It’s a good thing I did that because I was able to get help immediately Tuesday morning.

 

I felt better every day and even thought I’d be headed home by Friday. Friday night took a HUGE turn for the worse. Around 1030 as I got ready for bed I began having a coughing fit which lead to breathing issues again. I paged the nurse station and they came into check my oxygen. Next thing I remember is having a huge number of people in my room shouting:
Stay with us Chris!
Stay with us.

 

 

I only felt distress briefly while I couldn’t breathe in the first fifteen minutes after I paged the nurses.   I realized that by struggling I made matters worse.  Once I stopped struggling and gave myself over to whatever happened, everything became easier.  I no longer felt distress.

 

Then the room started to spin like an out of control merry go round, faster and faster. Doctor’s voices were fading away.

 

I was gone.  Flatlined.  Once more I heard someone in the room shout:
Come back!

 

I found myself in a big black empty field.  According to the preceding link, some souls stay in the void for longer periods of time.  Some see lights opening. That’s what I noticed:
Tiny pin pricks of light opened up to the far left, almost like a door opening out of the void.  Then the light moved all round me and enveloped me.

 

Perhaps these lights were souls of past people close to me, because when they appeared out of the darkness, blinking on, I never felt so much love and peace. I didn’t want to come back. It was absolutely amazing.

 

Don’t know how long I stayed there, but it felt like home.  It felt like that’s where I belonged. I didn’t feel anything but peace and all encompassing love.  I did not go through the typical tunnel one experiences. Again, according to the article, everyone enters the void first, THEN are guided through the tunnel.  I didn’t see the tunnel, which leads me to believe it wasn’t my time.

 

The next thing I vaguely recall is waking up sometime Saturday afternoon while in the ICU on a ventilator. Nurses tried to take me off but I still couldn’t breathe on my own.  Finally, Sunday morning around 1030 they were able to remove the ventilator and sent me out of the ICU in the early evening.

 

As I think back on my near death experience, because that’s what it was, I believe that image of a door opening through those pin pricks of light was significant because I THINK I was in a waiting room and someone peeked through and decided it wasn’t my time to be there yet so I was sent back. If the article I linked to above is correct, it seems that the void is definitely a waiting area before you are allowed to move on or return.

 

I recall nothing about returning and waking up briefly on Saturday when nurses in ICU attempted to take me off the ventilator.  But I do vividly remember the spinning room, the doctors saying stay with us and winding up in the void. All this happened. I find it fascinating that I don’t remember returning.  The only thing I can think of is that It would have been a painful trip back and perhaps those in the higher plane, in the void masked my pain.

 

This is an experience I will never forget and it proves to me once more that my worldview about death and dying is my truth. I found another article that deeply resonated with me:
Three Fundamental Realizations You Have after an NDE  
Everything in the precedingly linked article is so close to how I feel.  Fascinating truths there.


Should you want to know more about my thoughts on this subject, my book:
Taking Off A Coat: Ruminations on the Infinite Soul will give more opinion and thoughts.

 

Always having a strong faith in something and actually experiencing that faith with every sense, puts your life in a different perspective.  I’ve always believed we are souls having a human experience, that we are merely vessels, shells that carry our essence, our souls.  After going where I went when I flatlined, gives me even more peace.  I didn’t enjoy the initial trip getting there, but once I realized struggling made it worse, I let go and all that distress went away.  Maybe going through what I did, having had an NDE transpired to show me that struggle and pain are part of the human experience and when we discover this upon traveling home, to God, if we simply let go and let God, all that struggle will slip away as our mortal shell slips away.

 

I’ve never really been afraid to die because my faith is so strong.  I just don’t want to struggle.  Maybe as I said above, I had this NDE to show me NOT to struggle, to simply let go and whatever happens is supposed to happen.  I’ve always known this too but again having actually experienced something like this puts everything in a different perspective.  I will carry this with me for the rest of this latest incarnation I’m allowed to be in.  I’m grateful to my God for ACTUALLY giving me my own proof that we do indeed exist after these shells we inhabit deteriorate, that we don’t simply go into oblivion, that our essence, our souls do indeed survive and move beyond this earthly realm.

 

Obviously, I’m not done with my service here yet.  There is more for me to do and I look forward to however much time I have left.  I’m happy to have been sent back.  I would have been just as happy to stay where I went.  I felt so much peace and love there.  An amazing trip, and one I will never forget!

 

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Christmas Crossroads

This will be my last column this year.
I’m going on my yearly holiday hiatus.
Will be back the first week in February.

However, unlike previous hiatuses 
I will continue writing. Just not my two blogs. 
I’m working on short stories again.

My friend and blogger, Jean Wise is also a published author. Her latest book available on Amazon is:

Christmas Crossroads

This a small volume with huge concepts. Just because the concepts our large, it doesn’t mean that the book is challenging to understand. On the contrary, Jean writes in a manner that her thoughts come across easily.

In the book, Jean uses Biblical quotes to understand the implications of the Christmas season and reflects on each quote.  I like that style of writing, for it helps us understand how someone thinks about a certain topic. I write my own spiritual blog in much the same way.

One of the features about this collection that I like is that at the end of each reflection Jean writes what’s called a:
Roadside Billboard
Roadside Pursuit

and
Roadside Rest Stop

In each of these, she gives us advice on how to handle the challenges of not just the Christmas season but of life in general.

The crossroads part of the title references where we are at a particular time in our lives and how we can deal with with the challenges that this season brings.

As I read the book, I realized how much we share in common. I resonated deeply with each reflection. So many of Jean’s reflections connect to my own belief system. And because of that I wanted to share this collection with my readers. I think many of my followers will connect with this collection as well.

This is a book that I found personally useful. Christmas Crossroads has helped me see that we can choose how we spend our time. Whenever we come to a crossroad in our own lives we can choose which road we take. Whatever we decide, as long as we follow our true spiritual light, we can’t make a wrong choice.  Follow God’s path and we will be blessed.

I recommend this book to anyone attempting to calm themselves during this busy holiday season. I believe it will bring you back to center, bring you back to the present moment which is where we should ALWAYS be. As I’m done of saying:

Nothing challenging can happen in the present moment. It’s only when we start to forecast, it’s only when we look to the future wondering where we will be, wondering what will happen that we panic.

Stay in the present moment. That’s where we are safe.

Reading Christmas Crossroads helped me to understand this again and after reading it, I look forward to reading her previous titles available here:
Jean Wise on Amazon

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

Publication Dreams

Being creative, being a writer is who I’ve always been.  As long as I COULD write, I’ve been writing. Novels, novellas, short stories.  I have a plethora of them, In the early to mid 1990s I began to see some success, having been been published sporadically in the small press.  Once you get a taste of that success it spurs you focus is on reaching for greater goals.

 

One of the questions that people ask is
Would you do what you’re doing if you didn’t reap abundance from it?

 

I’ve been writing for well over forty years.  So I guess the answer to that question is yes.  Abundance doesn’t always have to be financial however.  But I HAVE been writing without financial abundance for sometime now.  That’s all about to change. After years of doing my best to find a greater market for the writing I do, I have finally captured my leprechaun.  In November 2018, I will see two books get published simultaneously.

Fahrenheit Books, a Guilford Connecticut publisher is taking on my books.  One, a short story collection of dark fantasy is called:
Random Acts: Stories of Redemption

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Cover design by Chris Dobbins

 

This book is a collection of short stories I wrote in the late 1980s to mid 1990s.  The other book is essays on death and dying and my impression about what happens to us after we pass.  That book is titled:

 

 

 

 

 

Taking Off A Coat: Ruminations On The Infinite Soul

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Cover design by Chris Dobbins

 

To purchase each book, simply click the title link for each book.

This was originally scheduled to happen last year but as with all tentative publication dates it was delayed.  I’m so excited for this to happen. It’s been a long time coming and a lifelong dream. Isn’t it every writer’s goal to be published?  If not, then maybe you should reconsider writing. Robert Heinlein said it best with his rules of writing:
Rule One: You Must Write. …

Rule Two: Finish What You Start. …
Rule Three: You Must Refrain From Rewriting, Except to Editorial Order. …
Rule Four: You Must Put Your Story on the Market. …
Rule Five: You Must Keep it on the Market until it has Sold. …
Rule Six: Start Working on Something Else.

One of the most important factors that lead to this is that I didn’t give up, that I didn’t let anyone stand in my way.  There have been people in my life who have dissuaded me. Telling me:
No!  You can’t do that.  Telling me no is probably the greatest motivator someone can give me.  It provides the EXACT opposite of the original intent.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.